Stephen and I spent this last week at the Objectivist Conference ( OCON ) in Boston. We started out the week staying in town, but finished it off commuting. As we stayed at the Seaport Hotel at the beginning of the week when we knew almost no one, we didn’t take advantage of the social atmosphere, but were happily sequestered in our room. After getting to know a few people, we dined, drank, and were generally merry with those few. Through the classes, general sessions, and referenced symposiums (in the ancient Greek sense), I left with a calmer sense of purpose, renewed motivation, and a smoldering desire to make the world a better place. By firmly placing the moral foundation under the tremendous achievements of the Founding Fathers first in my own mind, I then hope to help do so in the minds of others who have chosen the fundamental alternative to live, turning that smolder into a bonfire. One of the most immediately motivating things I learned at OCON this week regards the light tha
One of these days you two will just have to meet!
Also, you have confirmed what I have suspected for a long time: I have the maturity of an adolescent! Oh well, I plan to enjoy it while I can.
I highly recommend the Sara Bareilles album Little Voice (it's the only one I'm familiar with). She has a great voice, but even better, she is a clever songwriter.
I really also like Tracy Bonham. I don't know what she's done lately but I appreciated the difference between what the mother wants to hear and what the daughter wants to say in her song Mother, Mother.